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Construction of the SeaOrbiter slated for spring 2014

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2013 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
It has been well over a decade since the SeaOrbiter was first dreamed up. Thirty years of research has gone into the project, and still it does not exist.

NASA launches student-built cubesats into space

Posted in Hardware on 21st Nov, 2013 12:45 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA’s cubesat Launch Initiative seeks to give college and high school students the chance to get hands-on development in satellite creation.

European Space Agency sets a path for big space science

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2013 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Europe has fixed a broad plan for the big space science missions it will launch over the next two decades.

ESA's Cryosat mission detects continued West Antarctic ice loss

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2013 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
West Antarctica continues to lose ice to the ocean and this loss appears to be accelerating, according to new data from Europe's Cryosat spacecraft.

MIT looks at the world's water needs

Posted in Science on 27th Dec, 2013 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Desalination costs are still high, and not everyone lives near a seacoast, so getting the water where it’s needed, when it’s needed, can be prohibitively expensive.

Xenon ion and water cubesat engines for interplanetary cubesats with costs ten thousand times less

Posted in Hardware on 1st Jan, 2014 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
A rocket propulsion system powered by the Sun and water, which will push small spacecraft far beyond the Earth.

International Space Station life 'to be extended'

Posted in Hardware on 9th Jan, 2014 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA has won White House backing to extend the life of the International Space Station for a further four years, until 2024.

Rosetta: Alarm to sound for comet mission

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2014 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Europe's Rosetta probe was launched a decade ago on a long quest to chase down and land on a comet, and has spent the past years in hibernation to try to conserve power.

Europe's PLATO will hunt for habitable Earth-like planets

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Feb, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Unlike Kepler, the European astronomers are looking for something very specific and more exciting: Earth-like rocky planets in their Sun-like stars’ habitable zones.

How to catch a derelict satellite

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
ESA’s Clean Space initiative plans to control space debris to reduce the environmental impact of the space industry on Earth and space alike.

Selective nanopores in graphene dramatically improve desalination and purification

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
subnanoscale pores in a sheet of graphene could lead to ultrathin filters for improved desalination or water purification.

Graphene used to filter sea water into drinking water

Posted in Science on 29th Mar, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Graphene has proven itself as a wonder material with a vast range of unique properties:

Europe begins Mars site selection

Posted in Science on 30th Mar, 2014 01:40 AM
by AlexMuller
The European Space Agency (Esa) has published the "longlist" of eight sites it is considering as a destination for the ExoMars rover.

EU set to roll-out Sentinel space project

Posted in Science on 3rd Apr, 2014 03:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The biggest civil Earth-observation programme ever conceived begins its roll-out on Thursday with the launch of a radar satellite from French Guiana.

New water desalination tech makes ocean water drinkable

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2014 02:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Incredibly this technique requires little more than a store-bought battery.

Government backs UK launch site plan for space tourism

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The government has backed plans for a four-fold expansion of the UK space industry to £40bn by 2030.

Skylon 'spaceplane economics stack up'

Posted in Hardware on 31st May, 2014 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
It appears a feasible proposition, economically. That is the conclusion of a study that considered a European launch service based on a Skylon re-usable spaceplane.

Removing Salt To Relieve The World’s Thirst

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2014 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is liquid, yet water scarcity affects more than a billion people each year.

The European Space Agency sets its sights on harpooning space debris

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jun, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
In 2021, as part of its Clean Space Initiative, ESA plans to launch the e.DeOrbit mission.

Students will send time capsule to Mars

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2014 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A group of students want to greet the first Mars human colonists with a time capsule by collecting photos, videos, audio clips, and messages to send to the planet by 2017.

Athena: Europe plans huge X-ray space telescope

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Europe has initiated the process that should lead to the biggest X-ray space telescope ever built.

The Earth's Magnetic Field Flip Could Happen Sooner Than Expected

Posted in Science on 11th Jul, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Our magnetic field is weakening 10 times faster than originally predicted, especially over the Western Hemisphere.

ESA prepares IXV concept spaceplane for maiden flight

Posted in Science on 20th Jul, 2014 05:05 AM
by AlexMuller
The European Space Agency is preparing to test the atmospheric re-entry capabilities of its new early concept spaceplane.

Galileo satellites go into wrong, lower orbit

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2014 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
The European Space Agency (Esa) says the latest two satellites for Europe's version of the American GPS satellite navigation system have not gone into the correct orbit.

Water From The Sun, Aided By A Pop Of Pencil Shavings

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Desalinating or sterilizing water with solar energy is way harder than Hollywood makes it look.

ESA's "fly-eye" telescope to watch for Earth-threatening asteroids

Posted in Hardware on 13th Sep, 2014 10:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The Flyeye telescope is designed to detect asteroids that pose a potential hazard to Earth.

Earth is Facing an Impending Magnetic Field Flip

Posted in Science on 25th Sep, 2014 06:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A geomagnetic reversal may happen sooner than expected.

Antarctic ice melting causes shift in gravity

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Gravity, yes, gravity, is the latest victim of climate change in Antarctica. That’s the stunning conclusion announced Friday by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Four sites vie for European ExoMars landing

Posted in Science on 1st Oct, 2014 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The European Space Agency has identified the four locations on Mars where it could send a rover in 2018.

Rosetta mission: Comet landing gets green light

Posted in Science on 15th Oct, 2014 09:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The descent to the 4km-wide comet is expected to take about seven hours. Success or failure will be known roughly 30 minutes after that.

Late Bloomer Galaxies Help Us Understand Star Formation

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2014 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study details why some galaxies appear to produce stars at a much slower rate compared to others.

Philae makes historic first landing on comet

Posted in Hardware on 12th Nov, 2014 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
History was made today as a spacecraft the size of a fridge executed the first successful landing on a comet.

Europe signs on to NASA's manned Orion venture

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2014 04:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The European Space Agency and Airbus have signed a contract that will see the aerospace giant build the "back end" of America's new manned spaceship.

Ministers to chart Ariane rocket's future

Posted in Business on 2nd Dec, 2014 12:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Key decisions on Europe's capability and activity in space will be taken by research ministers on Tuesday.

UK lead role in Mars mission

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2014 10:39 PM
by AlexMuller
In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne has announced the UK will play the "lead role" in Europe's ExoMars mission to the Red Planet.

Earth's water probably didn't come from comets, Rosetta scientists say

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2014 09:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The new data is important for answering questions about the origins of water on Earth, but not everyone is convinced.

ESA spaceplane launch gets green light

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2015 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The European Space Agency (ESA) has given the green light for the launch of its unmanned spaceplane, Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV).

ESA to host a workshop aimed at cleaning up the junk in low-Earth orbit

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2015 03:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Orbits frequented by communications satellites are becoming more hazardous, as man-made debris presents an increasing danger.

ESA successfully test flies mini-spaceplane

Posted in Science on 12th Feb, 2015 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The future of space travel is all about rapid reusability.

Mysterious haze in Mars' atmosphere baffles scientists

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2015 06:05 PM
by AlexMuller
A mysterious haze high above Mars has left scientists scratching their heads.

Mars Express images help decipher the geological history of the Red Planet

Posted in Science on 24th Feb, 2015 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
ESA’s Mars Express orbiter has provided a fresh look at a region believed to be hiding large volumes of water ice just beneath the surface.

Superefficient cubesat propulsion that is also 10 times cheaper than alternatives

Posted in Hardware on 14th Mar, 2015 09:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Small satellites are becoming increasingly popular tools for Earth-imaging, communications, and other applications.

Megascale Desalination

Posted in Hardware on 16th Mar, 2015 08:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The world’s largest and cheapest reverse-osmosis desalination plant is up and running in Israel.

ESA tests the potential of grabbing derelict satellites using a simple net

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2015 08:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A concept that would allow satellites to net and de-orbit dangerous space debris in a safe and controlled manner.

Mars beckons for European satellite

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Apr, 2015 12:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The satellite Europe will be sending to Mars early next year is about to undergo its final test programme.

MIT invention turns salt water into drinking water using solar power

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2015 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Winners of the Desal Prize have been announced, part of a competition to see who could create an affordable desalination solution for developing countries.

Europe's Next Space Chief Wants a Moon Colony on the Lunar Far Side

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2015 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The incoming leader of the European Space Agency is keen on establishing an international base on the moon as a next step outpost beyond the International Space Station.

Sentinel to measure ocean height

Posted in Science on 12th May, 2015 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Sentinel-6a is likely to go into orbit in 2020 on an American rocket. It will measure changes in the height of the oceans, a key indicator for understanding weather and climate.

NASA's new CubeSat concept for planetary exploration beyond low Earth orbit

Posted in Hardware on 21st May, 2015 08:50 PM
by AlexMuller
A concept that would use less-expensive cubesats (tiny-satellites) to observe physical phenomena beyond low-Earth-orbit.

Solar sail mission launches with X-37B spaceplane

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2015 11:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The light-propelled LightSail is a CubeSat about the size of a loaf of bread, built by the Planetary Society as a technology demonstrator for a non-rocket propulsion system.

Philae comet lander wakes up, says European Space Agency

Posted in Science on 15th Jun, 2015 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
ESA says its comet lander has woken up and contacted Earth. Philae, the first spacecraft to land on a comet, was dropped on to the surface of Comet 67P.

NASA will launch two interplanetary cubesats in 2016

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2015 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
This will be the first time CubeSats have flown in deep space.They will provide NASA the ability to quickly transmit information about the main spacecraft after it lands on Mars.

Should the European Space Agency build a colony on the far side of the Moon?

Posted in Science on 14th Jul, 2015 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
The new head of the European Space Agency has a plan, for humanity to build a 'village on the Moon'.

Moon village would host first class research

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2015 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Europe’s new space chief Johann-Dietrich Wörner explains his lunar ambitions in an interview with Nature.

Lisa Pathfinder Experiment: Gravity quest set to go into orbit

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2015 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Lisa Pathfinder is a fundamental physics experiment that will test the technology needed to detect gravitational waves.

CubeSats to Mars and beyond

Posted in Hardware on 6th Sep, 2015 10:01 PM
by AlexMuller
All the activity and interest in CubeSats has been primarily limited to spacecraft in Earth orbit. Now engineers are exploring what CubeSats could do beyond Earth orbit.

ESA astronaut drives rover from low-Earth orbit

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2015 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
The technology has the potential to be used in a number of roles both in space and back on Earth, possibly taking human workers out of harms way.

New tech converts sea water into drinking water in minutes

Posted in Science on 19th Sep, 2015 04:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Purifying dirty water is a notoriously difficult and expensive process, which is why a newly invented and ultra-cheap water cleaning process is looking so promising.

NASA is testing CubeSat-based laser communications

Posted in Science on 15th Oct, 2015 04:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Subsequent tests will help identify new uses for the satellites, from communications systems to new docking solutions.

Europe and Russia mission to assess Moon settlement

Posted in Science on 17th Oct, 2015 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
A lander to be sent to an unexplored area at the Moon's south pole. It will be one of a series of missions that prepares for the return of humans to the surface.

Scientists develop 'nanopores' that inexpensively filter the salt out of seawater

Posted in Hardware on 14th Nov, 2015 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A material that allows high volumes of water to pass through tiny holes called nanopores while blocking salt and contaminants.

SAROS is a portable unit that turns seawater into drinking water

Posted in Hardware on 21st Nov, 2015 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A North Carolina startup has come up with a method of desalination powered by the sea itself.

Russia and Europe Want a Moon Colony; Why Is NASA So Focused on Mars?

Posted in Hardware on 25th Nov, 2015 07:34 PM
by AlexMuller
12 Americans have put their boots on the Moon. But NASA has no plans to send humans back. Instead, NASA will shoot straight to Mars.

Europe's ExoMars missions are go; finally

Posted in Science on 27th Nov, 2015 02:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The initial venture will involve a satellite going to Mars to study the atmosphere. The orbiter will drop a probe on to the surface to test technologies needed to land a rover.

UCL’s ExoMars PanCam kit one step closer to Mars

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2015 12:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The ExoMars rover is due to launch for Mars in 2018, with arrival in 2019.

British astronaut to run the London Marathon in real time from space

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2015 12:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Astronauts regularly take to the treadmill while in space, running as much as two hours a day to keep fit and offset the effects of zero gravity.

Chasing comets, Pluto fly-by and Falcon landing: A year in space

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2015 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A look back at the space technology and exploration highlights of 2015.

The World Is Racing to Build a Moon Base

Posted in Science on 1st Jan, 2016 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
ESA (and China) are looking at lunar bases in the next couple decades, and NASA is looking at the space in the moon's orbit.

Designer of Apple 'spaceship' campus working with ESA on 3D printed moon base

Posted in Hardware on 6th Jan, 2016 09:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The idea is to build a permanent base near the south pole of the moon, that could eventually be used as a staging ground for future trips to Mars.

Europe will send humans to the moon by 2030, ESA says

Posted in Science on 9th Jan, 2016 06:35 PM
by AlexMuller
"This return to the Moon envisions human missions starting in the early 2020s that would see astronauts interact with robots on the lunar surface from orbit."

First high speed laser communication satellite set for launch

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2016 01:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The system will deliver data from satellites, aircraft, and space stations, allowing for faster communications in the event of a crisis.

Chris Hadfield: Moon colonisation is 'obvious' next step

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2016 09:09 AM
by AlexMuller
The European Space Agency has announced its intent to put humans back on the Moon "by the end of the next decade".

Fungi survive mars-like conditions on the space station

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2016 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A study, by ESA, has found that two species of tiny fungi originally from Antarctica have survived living in Mars-like conditions for a period of 18 months.

First node of Europe's space laser network launches into orbit

Posted in Hardware on 31st Jan, 2016 06:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Europe has begun to roll out a data superhighway in orbit. The first node in the network is a telecommunications satellite that was launched from Kazakhstan.

NASA details CubeSats to launch aboard SLS

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2016 03:56 PM
by AlexMuller
13 CubeSats will be loaded onto the most powerful rocket ever, some of which will be deployed to inspect asteroids, while others will gather data on the Moon.

Battery technology could charge up water desalination

Posted in Science on 6th Feb, 2016 08:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The technology that charges batteries for electronic devices could provide fresh water from salty seas.

The Case for an International Moon Base

Posted in Science on 13th Feb, 2016 10:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Toward the end of 2015, Russia’s space program announced plans to begin a series of lunar missions that would culminate in the creation of a manned moon base by 2030.

NASA’s Mega-Rocket Will Launch Craft to Mars and Carry 13 CubeSats

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2016 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
The first flight of NASA's new rocket, the enormous SLS, will carry 13 CubeSats and a spacecraft bound for the Red Planet.

Mars Express provides a look at ancient Martian flooding

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2016 02:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Fracture-like features are thought to have been caused by the loss of underground ice, as well as the general evaporation of water, which was once highly abundant.

Solar sails to help keep pole-sitting satellites in their place

Posted in Science on 26th Feb, 2016 10:47 AM
by AlexMuller
ESA says that if it proves practical, pole-sitting satellites would allow for constant observation of the high latitudes for climate science and telecommunications.

Why Europe's New Mission to Mars is Such a Big Deal

Posted in Science on 12th Mar, 2016 08:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Early next week, the ExoMars mission launches with the goal of discovering signs of life on the Red Planet.

European-Russian spacecraft heads out in search for life on Mars

Posted in Science on 14th Mar, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Europe and Russia launched a spacecraft on Monday in a joint mission to sniff out signs of life on Mars and bring humans closer to flying to the planet themselves.

2020 is set to be the biggest year yet for Mars exploration

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2016 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The United States, China, the United Arab Emirates, Europe and Russia all have planned Mars missions that are scheduled to launch, or likely to launch, in that year.

The moon base race: senior NASA staff call for lunar station

Posted in Science on 30th Mar, 2016 11:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Acknowledging similar Moon base proposals by the Chinese, Russians and ESA, the writers argued that the project would maintain NASA’s position as a leader in space research.

Steam powered spacecraft could help humans colonise the Moon

Posted in Science on 10th Apr, 2016 06:06 PM
by AlexMuller
In January the European Space Agency announced plans to build a 3D printed lunar village by 2030 made from Moon rock.

European scientists set eyes on ice moon Europa

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2016 02:19 AM
by AlexMuller
European scientists are meeting to consider options for exploring Europa, a moon of Jupiter. They have ideas that could fit as add-ons to US missions that are to be launched in the 2020s.

Tim Peake 'runs' London Marathon from space

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2016 01:39 PM
by AlexMuller
He ran the 42km (26.2mi) distance in about three hours, 35 minutes, the European Space Agency said.

Former SpaceX founding member is starting a new small rockets company

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2016 01:40 PM
by AlexMuller
While SpaceX is looking forward to launching its biggest, baddest rocket yet later this year, other companies are scaling down.

Europe and Russia delay ExoMars rover project to 2020

Posted in Science on 4th May, 2016 04:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The aim of the mission is to land a rover on the Red Planet. Capable of drilling up to 2m below the surface, it would search for signs of past or present life.

Cryosat spacecraft's ice vision is boosted

Posted in Hardware on 13th May, 2016 10:35 PM
by AlexMuller
European scientists have found a way to super-charge their study of the ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland.

MinXSS CubeSat deployed from ISS to study sun's soft X-rays

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2016 12:16 PM
by AlexMuller
CubeSats are a new, low-cost tool for space science missions.

13 Cubesats to launch to moon in 2018 including Skyfire and Lunar Flashlight to look for ice and resources

Posted in Hardware on 10th Aug, 2016 07:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Game-changing capability for expanded human exploration, planetary science and physics.

ESA gives Schiaparelli probe final commands ahead of Mars landing

Posted in Science on 10th Oct, 2016 12:11 PM
by AlexMuller
With arrival at Mars set for October 19, ESA mission control is busy making last minute adjustments for the Exomars 2016 mission.

European Schiaparelli probe on target for Mars landing

Posted in Science on 17th Oct, 2016 11:50 AM
by AlexMuller
It is now on a direct path to intercept the top of the Red Planet's atmosphere on Wednesday.

Schiaparelli Mars probe's parachute 'jettisoned too early'

Posted in Science on 20th Oct, 2016 02:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The European Space Agency (Esa) has not yet conceded that the lander crashed but the mood is not positive.

After rough descent, Europe's Mars lander is probably dead

Posted in Hardware on 21st Oct, 2016 03:43 PM
by AlexMuller
The new Mars orbiter however is a success.

Schiaparelli: Mars probe 'crash site identified'

Posted in Science on 22nd Oct, 2016 04:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The parachute was jettisoned too early and its retrorockets, designed to slow the robot to a hover, fired only for a few seconds. They should have operated for half a minute.

NASA's New 'Intruder Alert' System Spots An Incoming Asteroid

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2016 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
It's constantly scanning data from telescopes to see if there are any reports of so-called Near Earth Objects.

Key meeting to weigh Mars crash report

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2016 12:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Engineers are close to identifying the cause of the crash that destroyed the Schiaparelli lander on Mars last month.

NASA outlines six new storm-chasing CubeSats

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2016 12:31 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA has outlined six new missions to be launched over the next few months that are equipped with new methods of studying the Earth's atmosphere, climate and weather.

Full Ariane 6 rocket funding is unlocked by ESA

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2016 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The final tranche of R&D funding needed to introduce a new rocket for Europe was committed on Wednesday.

Schiaparelli: European Space Agency gives update on Mars crash investigation

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2016 02:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The European Space Agency has released details from its preliminary report into the Schiaparelli crash on Mars.

Europe's science ministers to decide on ExoMars rover

Posted in Science on 26th Nov, 2016 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
European research ministers will be asked for a little over €400m (£345m; $430m) to put a rover on Mars in 2021 when they meet next week.

European Space Agency tests the ExoMars orbiter's cameras and instruments

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2016 04:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The ExoMars mission lost its lander, but its probe is in great shape.

Europe presses ahead with Mars rover

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2016 04:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Europe will push ahead with its plan to put a UK-assembled robotic rover on the surface of Mars in 2021.

Moon village concept attracts worldwide support

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2016 04:08 PM
by AlexMuller
European Space Agency says proposals for permanent lunar outpost have generated international interest.

ESA will fund ExoMars 2020

Posted in Hardware on 4th Dec, 2016 11:34 AM
by AlexMuller
ExoMars 2020 will send a rover to the red planet.

Fly me to the Moon: For some, lunar village takes shape

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2017 08:31 AM
by Alex Muller
By 2030, there could be an initial lunar settlement of six to 10 pioneers, scientists, technicians and engineers, which could grow to 100 by 2040, he predicted.

Desalination tech turns the oceans into unlimited lithium mine

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2018 05:40 AM
by Alex Muller
The earth’s ocean water is full of lithium salts and getting at it will simply be a byproduct of desalinating drinking water from seawater.

Big future in low cost small rockets

Posted in Business on 1st Mar, 2018 02:26 AM
by Alex Muller
Customizable small-sats can cost as little as $11,000 these days.

Europe's Mars rover takes shape

Posted in Science on 20th Apr, 2018 04:52 PM
by Alex Muller
ESA member states will meet on 8 May for the Critical Design Review. This will consider every aspect of the venture and is really the last chance to change some aspect of the mission.

For the first time, two CubeSats have gone interplanetary

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2018 08:39 PM
by Alex Muller
CubeSats could be launched in swarms to planets in the outer Solar System.

ESA prepares to light-up world's largest single-piece solid rocket

Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2018 05:45 PM
by Alex Muller
The P120C rocket motor will be used on the new-generation Ariane 6 launcher from 2020.

Ground based telescopes have surpassed Hubble Space Telescope in picture sharpness

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2018 10:46 AM
by Alex Muller
Its possible to capture images from the ground at visible wavelengths that are sharper than those from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Lunar landscape testing ground to be built in Germany

Posted in Science on 19th Oct, 2018 11:02 AM
by Alex Muller
To help prepare astronauts for a longer return trip, the European Space Agency (ESA) has outlined a new facility that will recreate the lunar surface as accurately as possible.

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